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Sophie Mathur

Partner - Corporate
Linklaters LLP

Sophie is a Partner and the Asia Head of the Corporate practice at Linklaters, a global law firm.

As someone who is passionate about helping people fulfil their potential, Sophie is actively involved in several mentorship and coaching programmes. She is also on the Board of Advisors of the Law School of the Singapore Management University.

Sophie is the mother of three energetic and hilarious children and spends her free time trying to keep up with them.

A Singapore permanent resident, Sophie has a BA in law from Oxford University.

Dr Chua Yang

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
MBBS (Singapore), FRCOG (UK), FAMS
Graduate Diploma (Acupuncture)
Graduate Diploma (Mental Health)

Dr Chua Yang is an obstetrician and gynecologist practicing at Mt Alvernia Medical Centre. She graduated from the National University of Singapore and is a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (UK) as well as the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. She also holds graduate diplomas in acupuncture and in mental health.

Yang is the founding director and head of women’s health for Global Clinic, a non-profit organization representing medical and dental doctors who volunteer their time and resources to provide healthcare services in remote areas around the world.

She is a past President of the Asia Pacific Menopause Federation and past president of the Menopause Research Society of Singapore. She is the medical advisor of “Woman to Woman” Menopause Support Group and has also served on the councils and committees of the Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Singapore, the Academy of Medicne O&G Chapter as well as the Association of Women Doctors (Singapore).

Yang is passionate about preventive medicine and health education. She spends time speaking at public forums, health talks and has written a regular column for Health No. 1 Magazine about Health and Happiness.

Kelvin Ang

Group Treasurer
ST Telemedia Global Data Centres

Kelvin Ang is presently Group Treasurer at ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (“STT GDC”), one of the world’s fastest-growing data centre providers. Powering a sustainable digital future, STT GDC operates across Singapore, UK, Germany, India, Thailand, South Korea, Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines.

Between 2018 and 2023, Kelvin served as the Head of Group Treasury & Corporate Finance at Sembcorp Marine Ltd and as the Head, Group Treasury at SMRT Corporation Ltd.

Kelvin started his career with DBS Bank as a Management Associate, and spent more than a decade with the bank. He was also on the bank’s Talent Programme and a recipient of its Chairman Recognition Award.

In 2022, Kelvin completed a Master of Professional Accounting (“MPA”) from Singapore Management University (“SMU”) on a SMU Masters ASEAN Scholarship, and received the CPA Australia CPA Program Award for Top MPA Graduate.

Kelvin has also been a CFA Charterholder since 2012, and holds a Sustainability and Climate Risk Certificate by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Kelvin graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering, 2nd Class Upper Honours, with a minor in Business) from the National University of Singapore.

Outside of work, Kelvin is an avid footballer and father to a rather energetic young boy. An active volunteer, he is currently Honorary Secretary of the Singapore Athletic Association and devotes time to several grassroots organisations that serve the community in his neighbourhood.

Peng Chai Wei

Managing Director and Head of Asean Equities
Citigroup Global Markets

Chai Wei is the Managing Director and Head of Asean Equities, Citigroup Global Markets. She started her career as an Equities Analyst before moving on to Equities Sales and has been in the financial industry for 30 years, having worked in both Hong Kong and Singapore. She graduated with a BA (Hons) from the National University of Singapore.

Chai Wei is a mother of 3 teenage children and is constantly striving to understand the challenges they face today, and helping them to navigate the new world we live in, to achieve their full potential.

Beyond work and family, Chai Wei is an avid scuba diver and in recent years has taken up cycling and running.  

 

Tan Hai Yong (Daniel)

Partner - Strategy and Transactions
EY Singapore

Daniel has been with EY for more than 20 years, of which 5 years were spent in the New York, working with various clients on their M&A transactions in different industries across various geographies around the world.

Daniel has advised on a range of transactions ranging from accounting consultations, buy-side, sell-side, carve-out transactions, M&A transactions, advising on deal and SPA matters, and post-acquisition support.  Prior to that Daniel worked in Assurance in Singapore, Melbourne (Australia) and San Jose (California) working with both public and private companies on general audit and IPO assignments.

Daniel is a member of CPA Australia and of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a non-practicing member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (California). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

 

Ryme Dembri

Founder
ValuAscend Pte Ltd

Ryme Dembri is a transformative business leader known for steering complex business opportunities through strategic talent and organizational initiatives. She is passionate about creating stakeholder value leveraging Human Capabilities.

In the last 25 years, Ryme has held various regional and global leadership positions in renowned MNCs such as ASM, Dole, Whirlpool, Philips, PwC and lived in 7 countries across Europe and Singapore. She recently set up her own consultancy, ValuAscend, helping investors and business founders enhance their company value.

With a diverse perspective and community engagement, Ryme thrives in dynamic and multicultural environments. French National settled in Singapore with her 2 kids, Ryme aspires to make a difference by sharing her personal journey and continuous drive for growth.

Our Board of Directors

  • Chairperson

    Ms Sophie Mathur
  • Treasurer

    Mr Tan Hai Yong (Daniel)
  • Board Members

    Dr Chua Yang
    Mr Kelvin Ang
    Ms Peng Chai Wei
    Ms Ryme Dembri
  • Company Secretary

    Ms Aw Ee Tuan
  • Advisor

    Mr Stanley Tan

Our Board Committees

  • Audit Committee

    Mr Kelvin Ang
    Ms Teng Li Yeng
    Ms Lucretia Aik
  • Finance Committee

    Mr Tan Hai Yong (Daniel)
    Ms Rosalind Lee
    Ms Hetal Dave
  • Fundraising Committee

    Ms Ryme Dembri
    Ms Natalya Ann Twohill
    Ms Neetika Agarwal
  • Human Resource Committee

    Ms Sophie Mathur
    Ms Peng Chai Wei
    Ms Shuchi Bahl
    Ms Ryme Dembri
    Ms Oh Chai Yee
  • Programme & Services Committee

    Dr Chua Yang
    Ms Anthea Kiu
    Ms Geraldyn Lim
    Mr Mohamad Faiz Selamat
    Ms Cheo Pei Rong
    Ms Patricia Wong
    Dr Serena Koh
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